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Uncensored advice about product development and building a high-growth software company from Brian de Haaff, co-founder and CEO at Aha!

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The tragedy of 'good enough'
June 4, 2024

The tragedy of 'good enough'

Leaders create an environment that fosters continual improvement when they: 1. Hire for achievement. 2. Invest in training. 3. Keep raising the standard.

Please just tell me 'I don't know'
May 13, 2024

Please just tell me 'I don't know'

What is the best way to tell your boss or teammate that you do not know the answer to something? It starts with being honest.

April 15, 2024
Why we open our mouths at the dentist

We all must do what we do not enjoy at times. Writing, data analysis, conflict — you cannot avoid the gristly parts of work. Here is how to embrace them.

April 1, 2024
Bad companies happen to good people

Bad companies are filled with good people, and leaders have a moral responsibility to model better behavior and discipline. Here is why.

March 4, 2024
Why you should not work at a startup

Want to join an early-stage tech startup? Startups can be incredible for motivated people with risk tolerance. But you should consider the pros and cons.

February 21, 2024
So you think you are better than your boss

Your manager might not have your technical understanding or domain expertise. But you can still leverage their advice and organizational understanding.

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